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Sr. Counsel, Regulatory

Company: LS Power Development, LLC
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Counsel, Regulatory

Job Locations

US-MO-Chesterfield - US






Full Time


About the role:This is an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated attorney to join the world-class team of professionals responsible for developing, owning and operating LS Power's innovative and growing portfolio of electric transmission infrastructure. As Senior Counsel, Regulatory, you will have primary responsibility for regulatory-related legal matters for all of LS Power's electric transmission businesses nationwide. The successful candidate will have both a meaningful role and an opportunity to develop professionally with the support of collaborative and experienced peers.


What you will do:

Support LS Power in matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory commissions and regional transmission operators, including ratemaking,comment drafting, administrative proceedings, and compliance matters.Serve as primary in-house attorney responsible for interpreting and advising on matters arising from regional transmission owner agreements, applicable transmission owner tariffs, ISO/RTO tariffs, and applicable laws, regulations and procedures.Support the processing of interconnection requests and associated activities, including drafting and negotiating related documentation.Identify and analyze legal issues, and present clear, well-reasoned legal recommendations to clients reflecting a thorough appreciation of the business objectives and constraints.Ensure actions taken by the company are consistent with applicable laws and regulations.Stay informed of relevant news and developments in the power business, including new orders issued by regulators from time to time.Identify, evaluate, and mitigate legal risk exposure, and explain and balance risks and rewards of a particular course of action.Recommend, retain, and manage outside counsel as needed to cost-efficiently achieve objectives.Oversee and assist with occasional dispute resolution and litigation as needed.Collaborate and build strong relationships with cross-functional teams, including finance, tax, regulatory, accounting, project development and asset management.Perform other responsibilities as identified from time to time.


We want you on our team because you...
  • Hold a J.D. degree and have a strong academic record.
  • Are licensed to practice law in at least one state.
  • Have at least 7-10 years of complex regulatory experience.
  • Have in depth knowledge of the electric utility business, including applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Are experienced with FERC regulation, including rates, tariffs and service matters.
  • Have experience practicing before FERC and/or other state, federal, and/or regional regulatory bodies (administrative proceedings, rulemakings, etc.).
  • Are able to assess business challenges, make pragmatic recommendations under pressure and identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and independently while balancing legal risks against business interests.
  • Have excellent work ethic, communication skills, drafting skills, and business judgment.
  • Have the ability to deliver a high level of client service and perform excellent work under time pressure.
  • Are willing to develop skills in new areas, and flexibility to assist the legal team in its activities and its mission as needs arise. About us:LS Power is a development, investment, and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. Since its inception in 1990, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed, or acquired more than 46,000 MW of power generation, including utility-scale solar, wind, hydro, natural gas-fired, and battery energy storage projects. LS Power is also the most successful non-incumbent transmission developer, owner and operator in the U.S., having won more competitive solicitations for new transmission than any other company, leading to an investment in transmission assets of over $2 billion. For decades, LS Power has been at the leading edge of the industry's evolution, often introducing or commercializing new technologies and developing new markets or products that meet customer needs in an innovative and cost effective manner. Beyond traditional generation and transmission, LS Power has significant investments in EV charging as well as demand response, energy efficiency and renewable natural gas segments. LS Power employs an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach, with a team of over 200 people covering every area of expertise required to successfully execute in the sector. As a developer, investor and operator in the energy sector, we possess a unique combination of industry-specific expertise, resources and relationships that enable us to arrive at creative solutions to the current and future needs of our customers and investors. Across these efforts, LS Power has raised $49 billion in debt and equity financing to support North American infrastructure. Through 2021, assets under LS Power control avoided 80.67 million metric tons of CO2e, equivalent to nearly 187 million barrels of oil not consumed or over 17.5 million cars taken off the road for one year. BenefitsWe provide our team the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and continue in their career growth. We are committed to supporting employees' happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits that include 100% employer paid premium healthcare, paid parental leave and more. DEI StatementAt LS Power, we seek to position our employees for success. We provide a stable and fulfilling career with an enhanced focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). More than being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to hiring and developing diverse talent as part of our pledge to "Powering Change." Through Powering Change, we embody the belief that diverse perspectives foster innovation, and in turn, the continued growth of LS Power.

Keywords: LS Power Development, LLC, Chesterfield , Sr. Counsel, Regulatory, Legal , Chesterfield, Missouri

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